William Scranton, former Pa. governor, dead at 96
William Warren Scranton, Pennsylvania’s 38th governor who served from 1963 to 1967, died Sunday night at a retirement community in California. He was 96.
Scranton, heir to a railroad and utility fortune and a descendant of the founders of Scranton, Pa., served as an ambassador to the United Nations and a presidential nominee.
Gov. Tom Corbett ordered all state flags lowered to half-staff in his honor.
“Gov. Scranton was a world-class leader in government,” Corbett said in a statement. “He will be remembered as a man of humility, honesty, dignity and integrity,’’ Corbett said.